Good Advice On Auction Day
Make sure you bring a flashlight to the storage auction. Also make sure you have a pair of heavy duty work gloves. It is also wise to have a stock of heavy duty trash bags.
If you are the successful bidder on a storage auction unit you will want to do a fast check of the goods, sorting out the disposable items. Bag such disposable items to easily dump them on your way home. Dumping trash at storage facilities is strictly prohibited and everything must be removed from the unit.
Make sure you bring a good quality 7-10 mega-pixel camera. Take close up shots of items you unpack and intend to sell. Clear pictures generally help sell goods faster and at better prices. A Storage Treasures tip-learn how to use the macro setting on your camera (the flower icon) for ideal close up shots of merchandise. Taking pictures as you sort, saves time, enabling you to get the photos online and sold faster. After all, storage auctions are a business and turning a profit is ultimately the bottom line.
If you are a professional retailer you most likely have a resale number which permits you to buy merchandise without paying sales tax until you resell the goods.Have your resale license with you to prove your tax exempt status. At auctions run by the state, organizers generally will have current resale license holder's information on their computer. Just the same, it is wise to have the license on hand.